Ex-beauty queen said she was “manipulated” by her ex-boyfriend which led to her involvment in the AIS agricultural subsidy embezzlement scandal.
Former beauty queen Valeria Dominguez, currently being investigated for her part in the AIS fraud scandal told W Radio Friday that her ex-boyfriend Juan Manuel Davila “permanently manipulated” her for his own benefit.
Dominguez said her ex-boyfriend insisted on helping her with credit because “the palm trees in her farm were dying” although she always refused. “He told me that it was a credit that the government was giving to agriculturalists.”
The ex-Miss Colombia said that her ex-boyfriend told her that there was a document which prevented her from requesting the money and that it was best to do it through a third person.
Dominguez said that one day during a recording for a television show, the driver of her ex-boyfriend showed up and interrupted her to sign some documents. She maintains that the driver told her to sign the papers that “they were from Mr Davila.” “I spoke to him by telephone and he told me he would help me, that he would not let my palm trees die … and it was urgent that I to sign the papers.”
She said that one month later Davila told her that the credit had been approved and he congratulated her. But a few days later she received a call from her manager asking about the papers she had signed because she was now involved in the AIS scandal.
“I was very blind, it was my big mistake. My mistake was having signed things without reading … I did not know what I was signing, for me it was legal credit.”
Dominguez, along with members of the Davila family, was charged Wednesday with embezzlement and attempted forgery of personal documents.